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Transgressive and Transgression

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:17pm
Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies

IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Transgressive and Transgression

The Nature of Consciousness in Canada (ACCUTE Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 28-31 May 2012 - deadline Nov. 1/11)

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 11:10am
Marc Andre Fortin / Queen's University

The history of consciousness is the history of the evolution of culture across millennia, between biological forms, and amongst societies. The theoretical ideas and representations of consciousness are expressed through such disciplines and phenomena as literature, art, religion, science, death, mysticism, and technology - to name only a few – and are often divisive in regards to age, gender, (dis)ability, animality, and materiality.

Ireland and African-America

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 7:41am
Clinton Institute of American Studies, University College Dublin

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:20am
EGSA at LSU--Doris Raab & Catherine Riley, Co-Chairs

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Keynote Address by Meredith McGill, Rutgers University

The literary canon, that sacred body of texts and genres that we deem high art, stands surrounded today by rapidly expanding interests in newer or long-neglected works. A major form, a major author, or a major style of analysis often dominates and overshadows the lesser known and more obscure. Meanwhile, archival efforts and the expanding resources of the internet have made available works and authors otherwise inaccessible, opening study to vast materials heretofore unknown or ignored.

Call for Papers - Limina Journal

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 10:25pm
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Call for Submissions, Volume 18
Submissions Deadline: 17 October 2011

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and
cultural studies based in the Discipline of History at The University of Western Australia.

We are especially committed to publishing the work of postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, realising the importance of developing an early publication record, as well as the difficulties in doing so. Limina seeks to provide the submitting postgraduate or Early Career Researcher with prompt evaluation and an efficient publication process. We aim to give structural feedback on articles approximately 4-6 weeks after their receipt.

March 15-18 NeMLA Comp/Rhet Empirical Studies of Writing Classroom Practice Submit Deadline: Sept. 31

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 4:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - Composition Session

The teaching of writing is characterized by a wide array of practices, often cycling through popular phases or trends. When evaluating the potential effectiveness of instructional methods, many educators rely on descriptive and anecdotal publications, as the literature is replete with them. Although these publications have merit in their ability to disseminate ideas, how can faculty transcend the descriptive and the anecdotal when determining the most effective means of teaching writing?

Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation, March 3 2012

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:55pm
California State University Fullerton Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club

California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or an aspect of culture through the lens of ethical responsibility and the imperative of human connection. This conference will focus on how various schools of literary theory utilize ethics in their interactions with any period or medium of literature. Additionally, we are accepting creative submissions: short emphatic works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid text which pertain specifically or tangentially to ethics, not to exceed 2012 words in length. Undergraduates are very welcome to submit as well.

[UPDATE]Simon Critchley / Tom McCarthy Panels, University of Louisville, Literature and Culture Since 1900, February 23-25, 2012

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 2:15pm
Seth Morton / Rice University

Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy will be presenting at the University of Louisville's 40th annual Literature and Culture Since 1900 Conference. In order to make the most of their visit we are calling for papers that engage with these two contemporary thinkers either alone, in articulation with each other, or with other interlocutors. Depending on the quality and number of submissions we may be able to propose a double session of papers. Below are specific CFP prompts and contact information.